Railway Signalling Engineering Services for Translink
The Signalling Department within Northern Ireland Railways wishes to establish a list of suitably qualified signalling engineering companies for the provision of various design and engineering services.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Railway signalling works
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: McCollough Paul
BT3 9BG Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890354029
General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/
Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
1. GRIP 1-4:
— Asset condition surveys and reports,
— Feasibility studies and option reports,
— Site surveys and records updates,
— Scheme development design,
— Level crossing ground plan production,
— Prevention and mitigation of overruns assessments,
— Systems interface design,
— Implementation strategies,
— Cost estimates.
2. GRIP 5-7:
— Detailed design,
— Contract documentation,
— Technical support to the project team,
— Provision of design cover during commissioning
The signalling engineering services framework will cover signalling, telecoms/systems and E&P disciplines but may also be used to engage services from other disciplines such as p-way, civil/structural, human factors/ergonomics required to support the scheme design.
The majority of the works will range from 50 000 GBP to 350 000 GBP which will be awarded to the winning company on a call off basis. Works estimated to exceed 350 000 GBP will be tendered to all companies on the framework.
The duration of this arrangement will be 4 years but subject to annual break clauses.
Please note the return date for pre qualifications is no later than 12:00, Tuesday, 22.9.2015.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
Bravo Project Ref: 21822.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Let’s work together:
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Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/
Participate in tenders at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
1. Browse to the e-Sourcing portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
2. Click the ‘Click here to register’ link,
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’,
4. Enter your correct business and user details,
5. Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure),
7. Login to the portal with the username/password,
8. Click the ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier),
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content,
10. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the ‘My PQQs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page,
12. You can now ‘Reply or Reject’ (please give a reason, if rejecting),
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ.
If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help desk is available Monday-Friday (8:00-18:00) on:
— email: firstname.lastname@example.org
— phone (UK): +44 8003684850; Phone (Outside UK): +44 2033496601.
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is 1 of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4 000 employees and a turnover in excess of 168 000 000 GBP. Over 81 000 000 passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Please see Section VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Please see Section VI.4.2)
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: